After heading to her Norfolk estate, the Queen smiled today as she was photographed driving through Sandringham with a Range Rover.

Yesterday, the 95-year-old monarch flew by helicopter to the country estate from Windsor Castle. She had been staying in hospital for over a night last month and was continuing her recovery.

Sandringham will be home to the Queen, who is expected to spend the weekend there as she rests after doctors advised her not to attend any official visits for at least two weeks because of her determination to be fit for Remembrance Day.

Last week, Her Majesty pulled out of a planned visit at the Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow. Instead, she recorded a video message from Windsor on Friday which was shown to world leaders Monday.

The Queen flew 105 miles from London to Sandringham, after insiders claimed that she was determined to host her family at Sandringham this Christmas after last year’s pandemic. 

MailOnline was not able to get a comment from Buckingham Palace on the trip. A source claimed that it was a private matter. 

The 95-year-old Queen is photographed being driven back to Wood Farm at Sandringham in Norfolk today in a Range Rover

Photo taken today of Queen Elizabeth, 95, driving back in a Range Rover to Wood Farm at Sandringham, Norfolk.

The monarch flew to her country estate of Sandringham (pictured there today) by helicopter from Windsor Castle

The monarch flew by helicopter from Windsor Castle to Sandringham, her country estate.

The monarch is expected to spend the weekend at her Norfolk estate of Sandringham after flying there by helicopter

After flying there by helicopter, the monarch will spend the weekend at Sandringham in Norfolk.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth used to go to Sandringham every Halloween to spend some time together at Wood Farm, the estate’s estate.

And although her ‘dear late husband’ – as she referred to him this week – died in April, the Queen has decided to honour those cherished memories together by going back to the estate this week.

October is a busy month for the Queen 

The Queen kept her busy October schedule until she was told by doctors to rest. She cancelled a trip in Northern Ireland two weeks earlier. Here’s a look at what the 95-year old monarch has been upto since October started:

  • October 6: Queen Elizabeth II holds two virtual audiences at Windsor, with the ambassador for Belize and the Greek ambassador. She meets Canadian troops of the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and then has a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  • October 7, 2018: The Queen and the Earl of Wessex launch the Queen’s Baton Relay to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, from the Buckingham Palace forecourt.
  • October 12th: The Queen is accompanied by Princess Royal at a Westminster Abbey service to thank God for the centenary of Royal British Legion. At the abbey, she uses a walking stick for the first time.
  • October 13: The monarch will have a face-to–face audience with pianist Dame Imogen cooper to present her the Queen’s Medal for music. She also holds three additional audiences.
  • October 14: The Queen addresses the Welsh Senedd sixth session on an away day from Cardiff.
  • October 16: Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. The Queen presents the trophy to the Qipco British Champion Day.
  • October 18: She hosts a virtual audience of sorts with Dame Cindy Kiro (new Governor-General New Zealand).
  • October 19: The Queen will be attending three engagements. Two virtual audiences are with the Japanese ambassador, and the EU ambassador. After that, a evening reception will be held at Windsor Castle to celebrate the Global Investment Summit.
  • October 20: The Queen is on strict orders to rest, and she’reluctantly cancels’ a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.
  • October 21: Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen spent the night before in hospital for ‘preliminary investigation’. She is reported to be back at Windsor Castle at noon and in ‘good spirits’.
  • October 24, 2014: The monarch misses the Windsor church service.
  • October 26: The Queen conducts virtual audiences from Windsor Castle. These are her first official engagements since being ordered to rest by doctors. Buckingham Palace announces that the Queen’reluctantly chose’ not attend the Cop26 reception at Glasgow on November 1. Instead, she delivers a recorded video message on Monday. It was filmed on Friday last week.

Wood Farm was the place where Philip, her husband of over 73 years, died at 99 years old.

He was a countryman at heart and loved Sandringham. He also enjoyed Wood Farm’s relative simplicity. His only concession to modernization was to install a new kitchen. It is possible that it would have been where he spent his final days if it wasn’t for the pandemic that saw him move to Windsor to be near the Queen. 

A royal source told Mirror Online yesterday: ‘The Queen had been hoping she would still be able to spend the weekend at Sandringham and was delighted her doctors gave her the all clear to travel. 

“Her Majesty” is looking forward to hosting her family at the Norfolk home for Christmas. There is much preparation that must be done to accommodate everyone who has been invited.

“The Queen has many happy memories at Sandringham over Christmas with the family and was firm in her belief that it was better for her to be there in person to oversee as much as possible. 

According to the source, the Queen traveled ‘on the understanding that she continues rest as advised’ by her doctors after they told her last week that she should not take part in ‘light, desk-based duties’ for more than a fortnight. 

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh last year spent their Christmas alone at Windsor Castle – which made it the first time since 1987 that she did not spend the holiday with her family at Sandringham.

The monarch has made a vow to attend the Remembrance Saturday service at the Cenotaph, November 14, even if she will miss the traditional Festival of Remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall on the previous days.

The head of the state was scheduled to attend Cop26. She had hoped to give an in-person speech, and host a reception. But royal doctors told her she shouldn’t travel for any duty.

Instead, the Royal Family was represented at the conference instead by Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge.

The Queen was secretly admitted to London’s King Edward VII Hospital last week. The Queen was secretly taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London by Royal aides. However, they only stated that it was for preliminary investigations.

The Prime Minister spoke last week and said that the Queen was happy when they had their weekly audience last Wednesday.

Boris Johnson said that “She seems in very good shape.” Her doctors have advised her to rest. We need to respect and understand this. She deserves the best.

Buckingham Palace assured her that she is well and that she is still in good spirits. However, public concern remains at the longest period of her reign’s absence from illness.

The monarch will be reassessed by doctors at the end her recommended fortnight-long rest. It is possible that her diary may be affected for some time.

The Queen’s desire to get out as soon as possible will eventually be overshadowed and influenced by her doctors.

This will force other senior royals, particularly the Prince of Wales to attend more engagements on her behalf. 

Queen Elizabeth II is seen during a Cop26 video message recorded last Friday and played in Glasgow on Monday this week

Queen Elizabeth II is pictured during a Cop26 message video recorded last Friday. It was played in Glasgow on Monday.

The Queen was pictured driving close to Windsor Castle on Monday after being instructed by doctors to rest for a fortnight

After being instructed by doctors not to drive for two weeks, the Queen was photographed driving close to Windsor Castle Monday.

Concerns over the Queen were raised last month when she cancelled a two day tour to Northern Ireland.

She was due to fly just hours prior to the decision and despite her aides stating she stayed at Windsor Castle, she was later taken to hospital where she spent her first overnight stay in eighteen years.

Monday’s photo of the Queen driving near Windsor Castle in Berkshire was taken by a green estate car. She was wearing a signature head scarf and sunglasses. 

The Queen addressed world leaders at Cop26 Monday with a strong plea. She urged them to put aside division and act for the sake of their children.

The monarch spoke out for the first time on the environment.

The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle in Berkshire for rest following her overnight hospital stay last night

The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle in Berkshire for rest following her overnight hospital stay last night

Speaking in a video message – played at a reception marking the first day of the climate summit – the Queen declared: ‘The time for words has now moved to the time for action.’

She included a poignant nod to her advancing years, saying many involved in the Glasgow summit – including herself – would not see the fruits of their actions, adding: ‘None of us will live for ever.’

She stressed, however, that this was not for her but for her children and their children’s futures.

She struck a positive note by stating that “working side-by-side” with world leaders could solve “the most insurmountable issues” and “triumph over all adversities”. 

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh last year spent their Christmas alone at Windsor Castle - the first time since 1987 that she did not spend the holiday with her family at Sandringham. The Queen and Philip are pictured at Sandringham in 2017

Last Christmas, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh spent their Christmas apart at Windsor Castle. It was the first time since 1987 she didn’t spend the holiday at Sandringham with her family. The Queen and Philip were pictured at Sandringham in 2017.

Insiders said the Queen was determined to host her family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for Christmas this year

Insiders claim that the Queen was determined to host her family at Sandringham, Norfolk, for Christmas this year.

She spoke with unusual candour of her pride in her family and their stance on the environment – from ‘my dear late husband’, the Duke of Edinburgh, to her son the Prince of Wales and grandson the Duke of Cambridge.

She recalled how in 1969 Prince Philip told an academic gathering: ‘If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment, it is as certain as anything can be that the situation will become increasingly intolerable within a very short time… If we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale into insignificance.’

The Queen stated: “It is a source to me great pride that my husband played the leading role in encouraging people protect our fragile world through the work and leadership of our eldest children Charles and William. They are my pride and joy.

She added she had also ‘drawn great comfort and inspiration from the relentless enthusiasm of people of all ages – especially the young – in calling for everyone to play their part’.

She stressed the enormity of the task ahead and said: “In the coming days the world has the opportunity to join in the shared goal of creating a safer, more stable future for our people, and for the planet upon which we all depend.”